Bitácora

Bitacora comes to be Antonio Ballestín’ diary of musical experiences. In the project converges different musical languages like jazz, folk and contemporary music. That’s the reason they like to call it ‘amphibious music’. The band was based in 2003, playing in different festivals and series, standing out their presence in the 2010 Zaragoza Jazz Festival.

The actual composition of the band is:

  • Fran Gazol (Drum and Percussion), 
  • Javier Callén (Double and Electric Bass),
  • Alex Comín (Electric and Acoustic Guitar),
  • Roberto Gómez Cinca (Trumpet and Fiscorno), 
  • Alex Doñágueda (Saxophon and Transverse Flute), 
  • Jose Alberto Martínez (Trombone and Percussion) y 
  • Antonio Ballestín (Piano, Keys and Composition).

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Highway Soundscapes

In April 2015, finally goes on sale “Highway Soundscapes” by Antonio Ballestín,a piece for percussion ensemble award at the contest Composition / Percussion Italy Pas 2012. The edition is provided by HoneyRock Editions (USA), with illustration Javier Aparicio Frago cover and foreword by César Peris.

Premier of Cabaret-Concert “Las Memorias comatosas de Paquita La Ibérica”, in Sala Mompou, Barcelona

12th of Marz 2015, premier of Cabaret-Concert “Las Memorias comatosas de Paquita La Ibérica”, in Sala Mompou, Barcelona. This is a colective composition by Associació Catalana de Compositors with idea, libreto and scene direction by EduardoDiago, including works by Cristina Vilallonga, Eduardo Diago, Marcos Bosch, Antonio Ballestín, Gheorghe Motatu, Armand Grébol, Gonzalez de la Rubia and Anna Bofill. Performing Estela Barrientos (cantante), Juan Campabadal (actor), Mariona Sarquella (piano), Marta Pons (cello), Eduardo Javier Ysla (clarinet), Erica Ponce (coreografy and “canción del Jamón”) y Juan Campabadal (video).

Workshop – Antonio Ballestín meets the Huesca Big Band in a Master Class / Workshop

Antonio Ballestín meets the Huesca Big Band in a Master Class / Workshop. The session will consist of a speech about the writing process of his composition “Cierzo”. After, the piece will be rehearsed in order to be part of “Huesca Big Band” repertoire and its new CD. The piece belongs to the repertoire of “Bitácora-Septet”, which is Antonio Ballestín ś own regular band.

http://huescabigband.es/

LABORDETA LÍRICO – Next concerts in January at Palacio de Congresos de Jaca and Teatro Principal de ZaragozaLABORDETA LÍRICO – 4 de Enero, Palacio de Congresos de Jaca y 8 de Enero, Teatro Principal de Zaragoza

Next January I’m pleased to present two concerts known as “Labordeta Lírico”. These concerts are based on 12 Aragonese composers, originally for orchestra and vocals, arranged and adapted for piano.

  • María Eugenia Boix- Soprano
  • Mariano Valdezate- Tenor
  • Antonio Ballestín- Piano and arrangements
  • Javier Arés- Artistic and choral director

Coro de Voces Blancas del Conservatorio de Zaragoza.

04.01.2014, Palacio de Congresos de Jaca, 20.30:

http://www.congresosjaca.es/fichaevento.php?idn=3526

08.01.2014 Teatro Principal de Zaragoza, 20.30.